How to achieve docking layout

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  1. Mikkel
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    Posted 23 Sep 2011 Link to this post

    Hi there,

    Is it possible with your Docking control to achieve a setup with an RadOutlookBar on the left, RadDockingGroup in the middle, and a RadPanelBar on the right, while being able to resize the width of the RadOutlookBar and the RadPanelBar. Actually just like the layout in MS Outlook 2010.

    I think what I am missing is a LayoutControlManager like the one that DevExpress have: http://demos.devexpress.com/DemoCenter/Silverlight/?LayoutControlDemo

    Thanks for great controls and great support :o)
    Mikkel
  2. Konstantina
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    Posted 27 Sep 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Mikkel,

    Yes, you can achieve this very easy. Just put the RadOutlookBar and the RadPanelBar in separate RadPanes in RadPaneGroup and a SplitContainer. You can then set the InitialPosition property of the SplitContainers to DockedLeft and DockedRight. Accordingly, the RadDockingGroup will be also in a separate SplitContainer. In that way you will be able to resize them.
    You can make the panes not closable, by setting the CanUserClose property to False, and remove their headers as explained in this help article. You can also set the attached property telerik:DockingPanel.InitialSize to the SplitContainer to fit your requirements.

    Hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you were able to achieve your goal.

    Best wishes,
    Konstantina
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  4. Mikkel
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    Posted 28 Sep 2011 Link to this post

    Hi there,

    Thanks for your answer, however I am having problems achieving the layout, since it is a bit tricky to work out your RadDocking, RadGroup, RadPanels, RadSplitter controls - it is a little confusing, and also not very intuitive to set up using VS2010 designer.

    I really think you should have a look at the DevExpress LayoutControlManager - that is quite a bit easier to use - sorry to say, but maybe you could plan to improve this in the future :o).

    Could you provide a small sample project for me, or maybe describe precisely - point for point - which controls go into which controls.

    Thanks for your great support!
  5. Konstantina
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    Posted 29 Sep 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Mikkel,

    Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it. We will try to make the Docking control more easy to use.

    You can find more information about the structure of the Docking control in our online documentation.
    Attached I am sending you a sample project in which is illustrated how to achieve the desired layout.

    Hope this will be useful.

    All the best,
    Konstantina
    the Telerik team
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